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[All] [Generic] Chinese Android Head Units - Who has tried one? Which works best?

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:36 am    Post subject: [All] [Generic] Chinese Android Head Units - Who has tried one? Which works best? Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I'm going to take a punt on one of the Chinese Android double DIN head units on Ebay.

Reason being I want something which will work as a multimedia player, GPS and also will run useful Android lap timing and Megasquirt apps.

Despite being cheap for what they are, they're still a big purchase for me - about 250, so I want to get some opinions from anybody who already has one!

Any recommendations?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Ive not experienced the android headunits but one thing ive noticed with chinese headunits/dvd players in general is that the inbuilt amplifier is usually rubbish nowhere near as good quality or loud as main stream headunits pioneer/ kenwood/ alpine etc.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

OK - worth bearing in mind thanks, I'm not overly concerned about the audio side of things, as I currently don't have any stereo at all in my road cars.
Most concerned on the android side of things working robustly and importantly that it's not going to burst into flames or constantly crash!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Why not just install a cheap tablet.
I've got a hudl for 20 quid and another centre dash. Just need an amp.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I dont know if this is what your after but i bought a 7" flip out screen Chinese jobby and it was awesome ... great dvd sound and picture ... played my mp3's off a sd card and memory stick ... very happy ... i would buy again [thumleft]



Just my 2p .. i mean for f sake everything's made in china now anyway , buy from the source [Laughing]
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

markstevieandmads wrote:
Why not just install a cheap tablet.
I've got a hudl for 20 quid and another centre dash. Just need an amp.


I was originally going down that route, I had a Google Nexus 7 for that purpose, but unfortunately it broke, and honestly after researching it for a while and all the mods and making brackets modifying a charger and the amp etc. I decided that for a ready made head unit that slots straight in and does all of that for 200 it would be worth it.

Also I'm quite old fashioned and still buy CD's, so a CD player will be a nice bonus too.


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I dont know if this is what your after but i bought a 7" flip out screen Chinese jobby and it was awesome ... great dvd sound and picture ... played my mp3's off a sd card and memory stick ... very happy ... i would buy again [thumleft]



Just my 2p .. i mean for f sake everything's made in china now anyway , buy from the source [Laughing]


Yeah that's useful - my main concern is just that it works and is reliable - So good to hear yours worked well.

Looks like Eonon is the main supplier of them.

http://www.eonon.co.uk/2-Din-Car-GPS/G2110ZV.html

Think I'll go for this one, it's their top model and available for 195 delivered on Ebay
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Mine was Eonon [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Eonon I have that brand too.. Rear cam, GPS/British/euro sat nav, MP3 Iphone connection.. It`s good for the money, not failed yet..
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Cheers , that's the type of review I was hoping for!

How long have you had it installed?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Put mine in about a year and a half ago I think. Has loads of functions, Digital TV on there and stuff too. I agree with the slightly weak AMP comment, I run door speakers/tweeters and a couple of 6x9 behind my seats, they are loud enough but they don`t crank up like they did with my old sony headunit. Could always buy a decent amp separately anyway.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I'm thinking of doing the exact same thing myself.

Not sure how clued up you are with android in general but worth checking out the headunit section of xda forums

I would hotlink but wont let me not enough posts!

anyhow there is loads of info on there and those guys are pretty much the experts when it comes to android os
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Cheers, I'll have a look on there once I get into it a bit!
I've ordered it now though, went for the top eonon, its pure android 4.4 kit kat with no wince interface etc. To slow it down

I'll let you know if it works and if I can recommend it or not!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Which model eonon? I'm guessing its one of the quad core ones
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Hi, I bought the one I linked above G2110ZV

http://www.eonon.co.uk/2-Din-Car-GPS/G2110ZV.html

Its a 1.6Ghz dual core
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Tablet is the way forward, you can pick up and HP stream 7 running full windows 8 (with free upgrade to windows 10) for 70. I'm doing this in mine to monitor the ECU [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

That's very cheap, Windows OS would be useful for running in the MR2 with Megasquirt interface.

I'll think of putting a tablet in the MR2 when it's ready. But for the skyline I wanted something that slots straight in and has a CD player as it's a Daily (And I still like CD's)
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